UN releases  million to aid Sudanese caught up in fighting

UN releases $20 million to aid Sudanese caught up in fighting

AA / Kharoum / Adel Abdel Rahim

The United Nations announced Tuesday evening the approval of an additional $20 million in funding to meet the growing humanitarian needs in Sudan.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Martin Griffiths, said in a post on the ‘X’ platform, “Given the growing humanitarian needs in Sudan and the low level of funding, an additional $20 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has been approved.”

“So this action brings CERF’s total crisis funding to $60 million,” Griffith added.

“Civilians need life-saving aid, and humanitarians need access and funding to deliver it,” he continued.

In this context, the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced on Tuesday evening that the conflict in Sudan has forced about 4.8 million people to flee their homes since mid-April.

The organization stated in the report that “the total number of internally displaced persons in Sudan is 3,801,754”.

“The conflict has also caused the cross-border movement of 1,072,804 people to neighboring countries (Chad, Egypt, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Central Africa and Libya),” the same source said.

Since mid-April, the army and the Rapid Support Force have been engaged in clashes that have not been halted by a series of cease-fires, killing more than 3,000 people, most of them civilians, according to the UN.

*Translated from Arabic by Wejden Jlassi

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